Everyone dropped their plans and moved UP and DOWN like headless chickens as the … Big Roof arrived in 2 trucks on Monday 23/01/2011. The truck drivers only called to announce their coming when they were already in Steelpoort around 7am (drove like Michael Schumacher to trace them from Steelpoort).
Cannot recall the kind of exercise we had as the truck drivers thought they knew better on how best to park their trucks- On they carried ignoring our instructions and advise (on how best to get to the main gate to offload)
A 'U' turn at our neighbour s site just before our main entrance was attempted (the truck got stucked - the soil was muddy). The fiasco started- we danced until we dropped. Almost 3 hours trying to move the truck out of the mud (shovels, bricks, logs, concrete, spades, stones) until the front of the truck was dislocated from the main body-
Then we thought we had won the day s challenge when finally the truck moved- (we were fooling ourselves). The truck that got stuck was the one with the heavy machine that produces steel sheeting. The other one had 2 big rolls of sheet. The real party started (from 5m to 8 m long sheets were produced and packed aside). It took us until 7pm to get everything in order
See delivery invoices from Annikie when you come on Wednesday.
We are expecting supporting logs this week and resuming of putting up the roof structures. We have constructed a shack from the old roof sheets, put up a fence and old car tires for our new pre- school. (See pictures)
We currently have less than 10 kids and are expecting more beginning of February.
Of course our computer courses are continuing in the steel container.
We are continuing to hold our workshops and some administrative activities under the big tree- a pity (we are cutting it tomorrow).
Looking forward to this week s deliveries, meeting you and other daily project chores